Whereas the Ford Raptor, one other car from Ford’s SVT (“Particular Car Group”), was actually certifiably highly effective when it debuted, it was extra of an off-road-focused truck for blasting via dunes and getting caked in mud. The SVT Lightning, then again, was extra like a muscle automobile than a baja truck. It was low off the bottom, and taking off-road possible would not finish too nicely. Even so, it had official efficiency chops.
A 2001 SVT Lightning put via its paces may speed up from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds; not significantly earth shattering, however greater than respectable for a sizzling rod pickup. That is three tenths of a second quicker than a Mustang GT from the identical period, and virtually the identical time as a Chevy Camaro SS. The “Lightning” moniker wasn’t simply floor degree. Nonetheless, the brand new F-150 Lightning EV beats all of them with a 0-60 time of 4 seconds.